Ubisoft has a strong presence at this year's E3, unveiling a new game linup that includes the Far Cry 4, Just Dance 2015, Just Dance Now, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Assassin’s Creed Unity and more.
In Far Cry 4, the much anticipated sequel to the #1 rated shooter of 2012, brings gamers to Himalayas in a country steeped in tradition and violence. The main hero, Ajay Ghale, returns to the country of his birth, the lush forests and harsh snowcapped summits of Kyrat, to fulfill his mother’s dying wish of spreading her ashes. This unpredictable country offers visitors opportunity and peril. Ghale quickly find himself caught up in a rebellion to overthrow the oppressive regime of Pagan Min, a man known as much for his sense of style and charisma as his cruelty and calculated brutality. Navigating the treacherous landscape, the hero finds his fate increasingly determined by the choices he makes.
In Far Cry 4, players will conquer fortress outposts from the back of a six-ton elephant and take to the skies as they rain down explosives from the seat of their gyrocopter. Players will carry a unique arsenal of weaponry for sniping, sneaking or all-out assault. When all else fails, animals can be a player's biggest allies or his/her greatest danger.
For the first time in any Far Cry game,players will be able to hunt, fight and explore in the open world with a friend. With Guns for Hire, players can invite a friend into their world to liberate towers, take over outposts and share in the spoils.
Players who purchase Far Cry 4 on PlayStation will get an set of Keys to Kyrat, allowing them to invite a few of their friends on PlayStation Network to tackle the open world together, even if they don’t yet own the game.
The game will be available worldwide on November 18 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is the latest in the best-selling Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six franchise. It will be available in 2015 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One,.
Inspired by real world counter-terrorist organizations, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of lethal close-quarters confrontations. Players will engage in sieges, a new style of assault where enemies have the means to transform their environments into modern strongholds while Rainbow Six teams lead the assault to breach the enemy’s position.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege also features a technology that redefines the way players interact with a game environment. Leveraging Ubisoft Montreal’s Realblast engine, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege incorporates procedural destruction that is realistic and unscripted, meaning the environment reacts authentically, distinctively and dynamically, based on variables like the caliber of bullets or the amount of explosives used. This advance allows players to leverage destruction in meaningful ways. Walls can be shattered, opening new lines of fire. Ceilings and floors can be breached to create new access points.
Ubisoft also announced the Just Dance 2015 and Just Dance Now. Just Dance 2015 is the latest installment of the dance game franchise and will be available on all motion-control gaming platforms on October 23 in EMEA (October 24th in the UK) and in October in the US. Just Dance Now allows players to play Just Dance tracks with their smartphones and any Internet-connected screen.
The next installment of the 76 million unit-selling Assassin’s Creed franchise is the Assassin’s Creed Unity, set for release worldwide on October 28. Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Set in a once-magnificent Paris, Assassin’s Creed Unity plunges into the terror of the 1789 French Revolution. Through the streets of Paris, the starving inhabitants are set to take up arms for freedom and equality. A young man named Arno, wounded by the loss of those he loved, sets on a deadly path of redemption. Arno’s pursuit throws him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transforms him into a true Master Assassin.
Players will carve their way through a full-scale open-world Paris, thanks to the power of the new Anvil engine. Assassin’s Creed Unity gives players full control parkour mechanics, a reinvented fighting system, a new stealth mode, cover system and crowd manipulation techniques. Players can channel their inner Assassin, customizing weapons, equipment, outfits and specialized skills to match their play style.
In addition to the single-player campaign, players can join with up to three friends and take part in story-driven online co-op missions designed specifically for Assassins to play together. Skills and unique gear acquired in the single-player missions will be accessible in co-op and will define a player’s personalized Assassin’s style. Players also will select a unique co-op skill that will help the team survive, evade or fight more effectively to the benefit of the team.
Players who pre-order Assassin’s Creed Unity will receive two bonus offers. The first is an exclusive single player mission, The Chemical Revolution, offering 30 minutes of additional gameplay.
Three collector’s editions are available for Assassin’s Creed Unity. The Guillotine Collector Case is available exclusively via the Uplay shop and features the Guillotine Collector box, including the Arno Guillotine figurine, an Art book, a customized Tarot game and other unique items, as well as extra in-game content, and can be pre-ordered on the Uplay shop by visiting: http://shop.ubi.com/ACUnityGuillotine.
Also available are the Notre Dame Edition, which includes the Arno Gargoyle figurine with other bonus content, and the Bastille Edition including the Artbook Soundtrack, lithographs and in-game content in an exclusive Jumbo Steel case.
Two Assassin’s Creed Collectibles will also be available across EMEA. A new figurine, The Fearless Assassin, featuring Arno, includes bonus in-game Fearless Assassin Outfit and will be exclusively on sale in EMEA countries on October 14. The second collectible is a life-size replica of Arno’s new signature weapon, the Phantom Blade. This limited-run collectible will be available on October 28.
Last but not least, Ubisoft challenged gamers to ditch the old, boring workouts and jumpstart their routines with the new video game Shape Up. It will be available on November 11 in the US, November 13 in EMEA and November 14 in the UK, exclusively on Kinect for Xbox One.
Shape Up combines proven fitness methods with entertaining and rewarding workout routines displayed in an arcade style. Each of the three game modes keeps players engaged with points-driven fitness challenges. The Quick Play Mode features 90 second rapid-fire training bursts. These quick fitness activities include 12 practice sessions for a more intense focus on muscle building and cardio, with the guidance of in-game coaches for better efficiency. The Training Quest Mode blends those challenges together into individual 4-week programs that target increasing lean body mass and reducing body fat. Each quest is designed to take gamers on an epic adventure for 45 minutes each week, and ends with a final boss battle as the ultimate workout reward.
Using the Kinect camera, players will have a head to toe image of themselves projected into the game which will aid in keeping track of their workouts and calories burned each session. The online mode uses rePLAY technology to push gamers to never work out alone. After recording their activity sessions in the game, they can then be shared with friends to workout alongside each other and even challenge them to beat their highest score.